Little Si trail gets big help from Valley Methodist volunteers
October 11, 2012 · 4:59 PM
Inspired by their new pastor, several members of the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church spent their Sunday, Sept. 23, beautifying the parking area for the Little Si trail in North Bend.
Pastor Paul Mitchell talked about the seasons of creation during the first four weeks of September, and “We just decided to do an action project,” explained retired pastor Mary Brown. Brown, pictured above, fourth from the right, along with (from left) Dave Olson, Fay, Mary and Pastor Paul Mitchell, Tim Hauser, Sue O’Donnell, Genie Fairhart and Angela, Ruby and Wyatt Richter, spent the day removing invasive plants, and planting four trees in the area. Olson contacted the Department of Natural Resources to get the OK for this project and Brown recruited the labor from her congregation, which, in 2005, became a greening congregation with Earth Ministry. “We try to do things to be good stewards of earth and nature,” Brown said.
Ruby Richter smiles beside one of the young cedars she helped plant with a group from Snoqualmie United Methodist Church. Volunteers, below, planted four new cedar trees and removed invasive plants.